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at the inauguration festivities for obama in washington. it grew so loud, president obama visited his home town to address this epidemic, to add his voice, and in the audience behind the president was 14-year-old destiny warren. she came because like so many others, she was tired of losing classmates, neighbors, friends. sadly though, tonight, destiny warren has lost far more. sadder still, she's not alone. in the world she lives in, the world she and so many others are trying hard to change, it seems tragically that enough is never enough. the report from ted rowlands. >> hey, chicago. >> no one listening to president obama had any reason to think they were anything but part of the solution to the problem of gun violence plaguing the city of chicago. least of all, destiny warren, but just a few hours later, she was involved in the worst possible way. when her sister, 18-year-old jenay was shot and killed in this alley in north chicago. >> all this gun violence is going on out here, you never think it will be your child. this is the hardest thing for me in my life. >> it hurt, because that was
year. and last month, 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, who had just performed during president obama's inauguration festivities in washington, was shot dead about a mile from the first family's chicago home. first lady michelle obama attended her funeral last weekend, and the president highlighted her death in his appeal for new gun laws in tuesday's state of the union address. >> hadiya's parents, nate and cleo, are in this chamber tonight, along with more than two dozen americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. ( applause ) they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> warner: echoes of the mass shootings in newtown also hung over a morning ceremony at the white house today, as mr. obama awarded presidential citizens medals. six of the 18 recipients were educators who died trying to protect students at sandy hook elementary school. to help put this in focus, we are joined by lynn sweet. she's a columnist and washington bureau chief for the "chicago sun-times," and has covered the windy city for
. thanks. to washington, where 3rez obama's choice for defense secretary remains in limbo. chuck hagel's nomination so hold for a week while congress is in recess. what's all the drama involving this vote? david gregory is moderator of "meet the press". good morning. >> good morning. >> a republican standing against his nomination here. i think we're used to republicans standing up against the president. why in this case which it seems to be a foregone conclusion that he will eventually get through? >> a lot of republicans don't like him. don't take my word for it. that's what john mccain said on thursday, saying there's a lot of ill-will over republicans over hagel's criticism of president bush and iraq and the surge and all the rest. and as a result they're jamming them up. i don't think it ultimately keeps him from being defense secretary. but it does weaken him, as well as his own performance at his confirmation hearing, which left a lot of people disappointed as well. >> and there is some discussion that this delay might allow his opponents to have more ammunition against him. any
unharmed. >>> his vacation now over, president obama diving right back into the world of washington politics. in the next hour, the president is scheduled to speak about those automatic spending cuts, set to take place next friday unless congress tankes some sor of action. christine romans joins me to break down how we could potentially feel these cuts if something isn't done. good morning. >> good morning, carol. the first question is what is the sequester, this wonky, horrible budget washington word you keep hearing. it's a fancy word for budget cuts, forced budget cuts. you could also think of the sequester as the "or else." last year it was decided we had to get our budget deficit under control, democrats and republicans together, or else, or else we would have these draconian spending cuts start the beginning part of this year. they didn't get their budget act together and this is the or else, the big budget cuts that are automatically going to happen. it's really frustrating, carol, because this was never -- these were never supposed to happen. this was supposed to be somethin
on the looming travel crisis. >> reporter: a budget battle in washington, d.c. could have a ripped effect on air travel across the country. the obama administration is warning that the sequester could be devastating. >> flights to major cities like new york, chicago, san francisco and others could experience delays up to 90 minutes during peak hours. >> reporter: a high stake degrees bait with $85 billion of cuts on the line. >> i think it is posturing on both sides. >> reporter: transportation officials are saying that it could stop air-traffic controllers. in maryland the towers at five regional and national airports could close. >> these controllers provide an important function in the congested and busy airspace. >> is also possibility that tsa screeners could be furloughed. if it happens there could be lengthy delays at security checkpoints. passengers here at bwi is saying any delays greater than what they experience would be a big headache. >> someone who travels for business it is a concern. i'm in the airport two to three time as week. the
, thank you. >>> the obama administration plans fines, penalties, and trade sanctions against any government that sponsors hacking. bob orr is in washington. bob, good morning. >> good morning. we're in the middle of a broad-based cyber assault. it's on media circuits and websites. in the last month three major newspapers have all reported cyber attacks. e-mail systems have been breached and personal data lost to cyber spies' intent on stealing valuable information. kevin m kevin says most are being carried out by the inside chinese military. is there proof that the chinese government is sponsoring these attacks? >> it would be hard that they don't notice thousands of attacks coming out of their architectu architecture. >> mandia reports this is the place. security guards chase them away. u.s. officials say hieber headquarterses each year are steal 2g $50 billion worth of u.s. trade secrets. now a white house report warns the pace of economic espionage and trade secret theft is accelerating and jeopardizing our status for the world's innovation and creativity. in response the obam
thursday then select won the same day. to washington, d.c. now where a baltimore woman got a major pat on the back from president obama. her name is janice jackson. she has a way of motivating everyone around her. >> it's not every day you get an invitation to the white house. it's not every day you meet someone like janice jackson. the nation's second highest in honor. >> recognized by the pledges he is doing. he told me i looked pretty today. i told him you look pretty also. i didn't know what to say. i was in ah. awe. >> janice jackson was singled out by a nonprofit that empowers women with disabilities. women embracing abilities now or wean. this moment took 29 years of over coming personal adversity. at 24 janice was hit by a car and paralyzed. if she was lucky she would move her shoulders. >> as she recovered and regained her strength she resolved to give that strength to others in need. this dine mow is a professor at the university of baltimore a cover girl model and wean's engine. the group has helped more than 1,000 newly disabled women learn how to be and feel like women aga
and curators exploring the lives of those who served as first lady from martha washington tomy shoal obama in the first of its kind project for television. it begins monday night at 9 eastern and pacific on c-span, c-span radio, and c-span.org and watch the program live at 2 # p.m. eastern on c-span. >> next, a hearing on the budget operations and future of the department of homeland security. witnesses include former virginia governor james gilmore, government accountability office, and the congressional research service. this is just over an hour and a half. .. under an border patrol age and brand terry who was killed in december 2010 in the line of duty in arizona. i look forward to a strong bipartisan separation to make the homeland security at the nation and effective as possible. i would also like to introduce our new freshman majority members. today we've got mr. keith rothfuss from pennsylvania and mr. hudson of north carolina and later will be mr. stephen daines of montana. they bring experience to new roles in congress and on the subcommittee and i look forward to leveraging derr
the pentagon? >> i would worry about a congress being jammed to support a nominee that the washington post said is to the left of the obama administration's foreign policy agenda. was on the fringe of the senate. you are talking about a person whose voting record shows softness on iran and and antagonism on israel beyond belief. the fact that they wanted to cloture vote thursday was unreasonable. we voted senator kerry out in the same day because there was no don't veronica moser i have. controversy. we offered to hold the vote until after the break. that wasn't good enough. they wanted to force this issue. so i'm glad that we have got more time to look and i'm glad he answered my question about a very disturbing comment he allegedly made. so i think we doing our job to scrutinize i think one of the most unqualified radical choices for secretary of defense in a very long time. >> chris: well, let me ask you a question about that. if he is so radical and unqualified if you get the information you are seeking on him and on benghazi and we will get to that in a moment, why wouldn't you still conti
worry about a congress being jammed, to support a nominee that the "washington post" said is to the left of the obama administration's foreign policy agenda. on the fringe of the senate. you are talking about a person whose voting record shows softness on iran and antagonism toward israel beyond belief. he'd be the most antagonistic senator toward the state of israel in history, so the fact that we reported in -- tuesday, wanted a cloture vote thursday was unreasonable and we voted senator kerry on the same day because there was no controversy and offer to the white house to hold the vote until after the break, and, if nothing new came out we'd vote for cloture, senator john mccain and myself, but that wasn't good enough and they wanted to force the issue so i'm glad that we have got more time to look and i'm glad he answered my question, about a very disturbing comment he allegedly made. so i think we're doing our job to scrutinize, i think, one of the most unqualified, radical choices for secretary of defense in a very long time. >> chris: well, let me ask you a question about that. if
with the rain from this snow maker. >> mike, thank you. >>> there is no sign of a break in washington in the battle of bucket budget cuts. president obama is pushing congress to make smaller cuts. bill is at the white house. >> reporter: good morning. this hour the president is speaking making the case that congress should keep the spending cuts from going into effect. >> it's so troubling that just ten days from now congress might allow a series of automatic severe budget cuts to take place. >> reporter: in less than two weeks, more than $85 billion in across the board cuts are set to take effect. the pentagon would see roughly half of those reductions and that's a major point of contention among republicans. still, it's the mandatory cuts in domestic spending that would hit americans the hardest. there could be furloughs of food safety employees leading to a shortage of meat poultry and eggs and pushing up food prices. 50,000 tsa workers could see their hours cut back. that would mean longer security lines for air travelers. and more than 350,000 people who need
of "the washington times" this morning. "gop is resisting obama rusher on tax increase." host: that is the front-page lead,, and at the end of the story is this. "the senate next week will consider competing democratic and republican proposals to stop the automatic cuts. the democratic plan would institute a 30% minimum tax rate on incomes over $1 million, cut farm subsidies and institute military cuts delayed until most us troops have returned from afghanistan. neither plan is expected to win the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster. instead, attention will shift to the next deadline, arch 27, when financing for the government runs out. the house bill would retain financing at pre-sequester levels, one $.043 trillion -- $ 1.0 43 trillion. senate democratic leaders have yet to decide whether they will go along or force another showdown on the automatic cuts with the government shutdown in the balance. but aides warned they will only do that if public opinion shifts overwhelmingly to their side. so far they say the public may say it sides with democrats, but there is little
. that will be live at 2:30 eastern. some news this afternoon, actually this morning, a washington post reporter saying the senate minority has called on president obama to withdraw the nomination of chuck hagel as defense secretary, citing serious doubts about its basic competence to meet the substantial demands of the office. blake of the washington post is tweeting john mccain is not among them. chuck hagel has appeared gop senator on board for the confirmation, shelby of alabama. n sent a letter to the commander-in-chief asking for the withdrawal. tonight we are taking a look at the issue of school choice and the role that vouchers and charter schools play in education in this country. at 8:00, a presentation by an education researcher discussing the pros and cons of charter schools and whether vouchers make a difference in school quality. at 9:00 eastern we will be joined by an education reporter covering charter schools and vouchers. he will respond to your calls, tweets, and comments, tonight on c-span. washington journal this morning was all about the culture of guns in america. one of
. >>> there is no sign of a thaw in washington in the battle over deep automatic budget cuts in spending. with just ten days left president obama is pushing congress again to make smaller cuts. bill plante is at the white house. bill, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie, gayle. the president gets back into the fight over those automatic budget cuts in a speech which he'll do this morning. he'll be surrounded by first responders. firefighters, emergency workers whose federal grants would be cut if the cuts go into effect. in less than two weeks, more than $85 billion in across-the-board cuts are set to take effect. the pentagon would see roughly half of those reductions, and that's a major point of contention among republicans. still it's the mandatory cuts in domestic spending that could also hit americans very hard. there could be furloughs of food safety employees leading to a shortage of meat poultry, and eggs, and pushing up food prices. 50,000 tsa workers could see their hours cut back which would mean longer security lines for air travelers. more than 350,000 peo
house is vowing to go after cyber thieves around the world, the obama administration plans fines, penalties and trade sanctions against any government that sponsoring hacking. bob orr is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and norah. we're in the middle of a broad-based cyber asalt. the latest victims are u.s. media companies and social networking sites. in just the last month, apple, facebook twitter and three major u.s. newspapers have all reported cyber attacks. e-mail systems have been breached and personal data lost. to cyber spies intent on stealing valuable information. >> there's a lot of evidence that points back to china. >> reporter: kevin mandiant just issued a detailed report claiming most cyber attacks are carried out by teams inside the chinese military. is there proof that the chinese government is sponsoring these attacks? >> it would be hard to imagine in an enclosed society where they monitor internet use they don't notice thousands of attacks coming out of their architecture. >> reporter: mandiant identifies thi
, hurting the poor because washington has no courage. again today, all we heard was blame when it comes to the forced spending cuts to take effect in eight days. president obama made some talk radio appearances. >> whether or not we can move republicans at this point to do the right thing is what we're still trying to gauge. >> now, he's called the cuts severe and brutal. house speaker john boehner, guess what, completely agrees with that. he's called them deep and dangerous, but they're not doing anything about it. here's the thing about the cuts. they're going to hurt some people that nobody wants to hurt. people already in pain, more than 4 million homebound and disabled seniors may have to go without dinner this year because of cuts to meals on wheels programs in the forced cuts. 70,000 children from lower income families will not be able to enroll in preschools and day care centers because of the forced spending cuts. the owners of about 10,000 homes and small businesses destroyed by hurricane sandy won't get the money needed for repair and recovery. now, there are all kinds of thi
to each other. >> lincoln has really been using washington, d.c., they had a special screening for barack obama at the white house. they came back and had a big screening for the u.s. senate, that was sort of unprecedented. >> reporter: and his pick for best picture is going to benefit from its historical setting and it political momentum among oscar voters. >> you have to go with argo. i can't think of a woman that's won golden globe, critic's choice, zag oig,s.a.g., behalaf on to lose best picture. it's a toss up for best director, but i can see it going to ann lee. >> reporter: con kif they split vote there, could be a surprise from the star of the french film am amore. >> could sneak in for a win. >> reporter: although best actor category seem like a lock. >> daniel day-lewis has been winning everything. plus he's playing abraham lincoln. >> reporter: so we will see who gets to become part of oscar's history on sunday night. a.j. hammer, cnn, hollywood. >> so you and i both saw argo. really liked it. >> zero dark 30 i saw, as well. having spent time in afghanistan and seeing what took
that washington, d.c. has a spending problem. and president obama, today he's calling for raising taxes. before we talk about raising taxes on hard-working americans, we need to address the wasteful spending that we continue to see within the federal government. this year alone, we spent $2.2 billion on free cell phones in 2013. and the list goes on and on. and yet the democrats are not recognizing we have a spending problem or the impact of out of control spending on our economy. >> i know republicans and i saw a statement from speaker boehner today, saying that raising taxes is not on the table. the revenue question has -- the revenue debate has been closed. so can you say with 100% certainty that republicans will not go along with any tax increases, even on the wealthiest americans, even on big corporations? >> we need to address the spending side of this equation. that's where the republicans believe that we can find the common ground. the sequester, these across the board cuts, drastic cuts, disproportionately impacting the military and our defense, they were president obama's idea and they c
about showing once again they're willing to fight obama? >> that's a component of it. i think zachary's exactly right. you also didn't see the markets freak out over the fiscal cliff because we've sort of stopped believing the crying wolf of washington politicians and a sense of what -- if you look at the fiscal cliff eastbound if there were some deal being worked out which there isn't that boehner would have a hard time getting the votes for anything. barely got the votes for a sort of symbolic sequester replacement plan around the time of the fiscal cliff deal and so i think that especially having in their perception caved on the fiscal cliff and then having put off the debt ceiling, the republicans really feel like this is something they have to stand their ground on. >> chris, karl rove superpac has an ad out of bom's mess. let me play it and get your reaction to this. >> a bad idea. are you willing to see a bunch of first responders lose their job. teachers laid off. air traffic controllers and airport security. this is hardship on a lot of people. scene zone yours. middle class
of ours from our studio on capitol hill in washington, d.c. bringing up to date on all of the news of the day. president obama is back at the white house and he will be back at work in just a couple of hours together with all members of the white house press corps back from florida the white house, meanwhile has released its own outline for comprehensive immigration reform. and on the gun safety front "the new york times" reporting there is growing bipartisan support in congress both for legislation to tighten up the background checks so that they apply in all cases and also for a ban on high-capacity magazines. how about it? lots going on. we'll get into all of that. first, let's get the latest, today's current news update, lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. a little bit more on the president's schedule today. this is brand new coming from the white house this morning. president obama will address the nation to take action on avoiding those automatic budget cuts scheduled to hit next friday. president obama will be joined b
threatens to hold up its nomination for john brennan unless they got more info. gop has criticized the obama administration for a lack of transparency. white house officials say they've already turned over more than 10,000 pages of documents. >>> staying in washington, where white house and congress are playing right now a high stakes game of chicken. they're fighting over these forced spending cuts set to go into effect march 1st, a few days away. but, really, the question is, do they effect you? what's the trickle down if there's no deal? cnn's chief business correspondent ali velshi takes a look. >> reporter: forced government spending cuts take effect march 1st. it's what washington has been calling the sequester. it's a stupid name for a stupid thing. >> these kus are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy, add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment line. this is not an abstraction. people will lose their jobs. >> $85 billion this year, $1.2 trillion over ten years. that's 13% cuts to defense, 9% to everything else. >> we're weeki ins away from th presi
't mention the obama-care tax or payroll tax or any of that. those are all headwinds, too. >> listen, i think the impasse in washington is just crazy right now. i am absolutely for not having the sequestration. it's just too blunt of an object. >> but the two sides have not been able to -- >> zero. >> no common room -- common ground. >> if you could cut 85 you wanted to cut? >> in a nanosecond. >> do you have 85 you want to cut? >> do i know it off the top of my head. i think you need to still hit the revenue side. you need revenues and spending to be that fly% differential, you have to get there. you need revenues up by 18%. >> do you get that growing or additional taxes? >> i don't want to use the word taxes and i'm not trying to -- i don't think we're talking about tax rates here. there are certainly revenue loopholes we could be closing. >> we're supposed to close those to lower marginal rates. >> but we didn't. >> simpson-bowles we were lowering marginal rates and closing loopholes. now, we raise annual rates and you close loopholes. >> it's important we don't have these blunt objects be
what it actually costs the hospital but even in obama care and traditional federal legislation, medicare can't actually evaluate the costs of drugs, evaluate the efficacy of drugs and that would bend the cost curve. so there are different things that washington can do and, again, it's a nonideological piece. both republicans and democrats are at fault in not monitoring this process and not allowing the pharmaceutical companies and the hospitals to really be too much on their own. >> correct me if i'm wrong, this is the first time "time" magazine has ever devoted this entire section to one writer, one story, 20,000 words to a single subject. is that right? >> yes, that is right. but i thought the story was so important and steve did such a fine job. this can change the situation. >> thank for doing it, rick stengel of "time" magazine. >> thank you, wolf. >>> wait until you see what top hospital administrations are paid millions and millions of dollars while health care is crippling companies. don't miss part two of the "time" magazine special. that will air tonight at 8:00 p p.m
to engage in over the past decade. obama, unfortunately, comes in with very little background in foreign policy, never paid much attention to it, served in washington for only two years because i was a very enthusiastic supporter and remain, but i think those of us who looked at him knew national security could be a problem, and when he appointed the secretary of state for domestic reasons, and and pointed the secretary of defense for domestic reasons, and appointed a retired marine general to be the national adviser who lasted a year, and put leon panetta, and i know he's one of your neighbors in california, but he was captured by the operational mentality in the cia after being in the building no more than a month. this was an extremely weak national security team. obama also, i think, was rolled by the military, that's how you got to serge of forces. i think he realized he was had by the military, and i think that's important. one of the reasons i'm a little more optimistic about this second term is i think this is a wiser man in terms of foreign policy, and if you look at the fact th
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